NASA held a press conference about its soon-to-launch Glory satellite on January 20 in Washington, DC. The mission will advance understanding of the energy budget and climate change by taking critical measurements of aerosols and total solar irradiance.
Want to learn more about Glory? Read an overview of the mission, view one of these two image galleries, brush up on aerosol science, take a look at this Q & A (pdf), follow along on Twitter, or browse the mission websites. Also, see what Nature, Discovery, and SpaceFlight Now have to say about Glory.
–Adam Voiland, NASA’s Earth Science News Team